In 2015, the European Commission presented its strategy for creating a Digital Single Market in the European Union by removing regulatory barriers and moving from 28 fragmented national markets to a single market.
The strategy comprises some 16 individual initiatives for implementation by the end of 2016. Among much else, the initiatives will drive the development of EU-wide telecommunications networks and cross-border digital services and stimulate a new wave of innovative European startups. The European Commission’s overarching objectives are to provide European citizens with the best possible digital services and to create the largest possible digital single market for European companies.
The DRIVING THE DIGITAL ECONOMY IN EUROPE conference will be held annually. Featuring invited speakers from industry and politics, it will track progress along the road to a digital single market with reference to global technological and social trends and developments.
The main focus will be on issues of particular importance for companies.
The conference is aimed at CeBIT exhibitors and visitors with an interest in Europe's future as a center of excellence for innovative technologies. Attendance is free of charge for CeBIT exhibitors and visitors. However, all attendees are required to register.